PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a driver who plowed through a crime scene, narrowly missing several officers in the Harrowgate area of the city.
Investigators want to know if this was an intentional attack on police.
A scuffed-up patrol car and three mangled police bikes were left behind after a reckless driver sped through an active police investigation around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.
No one was hurt.
“There was no logical reason for this,” said Capt. Drew Techner. “This vehicle may have done this intentionally in an attempt to harm the officers.”
It started at a difference crime scene near the intersection of K and Pike Streets, after a man reported he had just been carjacked.
“I was just parked on the corner and two guys just came and hit me in my head and took my car,” said carjacking victim Nathanial Diaz.
Officers were able to stop the stolen red Chrysler Sebring convertible at the intersection of I Street and Erie Avenue. They arrested two men in the car who tried to run off and also recovered a gun.
During that investigation, police say a man driving a black Nissan, possibly an Altima, barreled through the scene going as fast as 60 miles per hour.
The car narrowly missed several officers before speeding off.
“Somebody has complete disregard to the safety of police officers trying to provide protection to the city,” said Techner.
The victims of the carjacking who came to the scene to look for their belongings were also in disbelief over the bizarre turn of events.
“People saw what was going on,” said Janitza Lopez. “There’s no reason nobody should have been speeding around here. They should have been mindful, too.”
Investigators are hoping surveillance cameras on several businesses at the intersection will help identify the car and driver.